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Fifth National Climate Assessment - Read the Report

Predicting Climate-Sensitive Infectious Diseases to Protect Public Health and Strengthen National Security

This report is the culmination of a workshop and webinars exploring activities, resources, capabilities and challenges to the prediction of infectious diseases at sub-seasonal and seasonal time scales. The webinars and workshop were led by a steering committee which included members from USGCRP’s Interagency Group on Integrative Modeling and the CCHHG, as well as the National Science and Technology Council’s Pandemic Prediction and Forecasting Science and Technology Working group. The report highlights key gaps and provides a summary of needed interagency actions ranging from research to forecast production—some of which have already started.